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College interview day encourages apprentices

Telford College, in Shropshire, has been supporting the next generation of apprentices with a group interview day.

A total of 90 youngsters registered for the latest session, which gave college staff a chance to meet candidates, discuss their apprenticeship requirements and explain the wide range of choices on offer, reports Shropshire Live.

Following a short presentation, each candidate had an opportunity to meet a member of the apprenticeship recruitment team for an initial interview. This was an opportunity to talk about their career aspirations, discuss the apprenticeship application process and review the range of live apprenticeships on offer.

Within a few days of the event, candidates were then matched up with live apprenticeship vacancies and invited to interviews with local companies – with many subsequently offered apprenticeships.

Telford College’s employer engagement manager, Beckie Bosworth, said, “We hold these group interview days to meet candidates face-to-face. They really help candidates understand what’s involved in an apprenticeship and everyone who takes part gets expert advice and support throughout.”

Treyvarn Thomas-Harris, 20, came from West Bromwich to attend the session. He is hoping to secure an electrical installation apprenticeship. He said, “My dad helped me find my passion for the trade industry. I’ve already completed a level one in electrical and plumbing and a level two in electrical installation at college. “I’ve also got a year’s experience under my belt so I’m ready for my next challenge. “When I was invited for the group interview day I jumped at the chance. Telford College has got several electrical installation vacancies and I’m hopeful I’ll be successful.”